Dozens of pythons seized from Canadian residence euthanized

Aug. 17, 2013 at 7:04 PM

MISSION, British Columbia, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Nearly 50 pythons found on a property in Canada were seized and euthanized, authorities say.

The illegal reptiles were among about 100 snakes discovered on a property in Mission, British Columbia, CTV News reported Saturday

Provincial conservation service Inspector Chris Doyle said Friday the unidentified property owner didn't have a permit to keep the reticulated pythons, an aggressive species known to be a danger to humans and banned in the province.

"No one at that residence had a permit to possess those snakes and those snakes did pose a risk to public safety," he said.

The case is the latest incident involving pythons in Canada in recent days. Forty pythons were seized from a motel in Brantford, Ontario, this week and two young New Brunswick brothers were killed last week by a python that escaped from a pet shop below their apartment.

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